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[7/9/2013] Injury Updates: Lopez (YOM), Luna (CHU), Matsui (RAK)

by on Jul.09, 2013 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Jose Lopez (left side) started taking batting practice against a pitching machine (fastballs and curves) today.

"I feel no pain, I am good.  I swung the bat at eighty to ninety percent," said Lopez.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/9/2013

Chunichi Dragons

Hector Luna (left knee) did not participate in workouts at Okinawa on Monday.  The team announced today that he will have the knee examined at a hospital in Nagoya on Wednesday.  He did not make the starting line-up against the Hanshin Tigers tonight, but was listed as being available on the bench.

Source: Sanspo 7/9/2013, Nikkan Sports 7/9/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Kazuo Matsui was removed on defense in the 9th inning of tonight's game against Nippon Ham after he tweaked his right hamstring while trying to stretch a single out to a double in the bottom of the 8th -- Shohei Otani threw out Matsui at second.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/9/2013